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The English Court of Appeal confirms the effectiveness of Certificates of Acceptance in aircraft leasing transactions
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2013

The Court of Appeal's recent decision in Olympic Airlines SA (in special liquidation) v ACG Acquisition XX LLC 2013 EWCA Civ 369 gives welcome


Gatwick - air traffic services remain suspended
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2014

Luckily the title of this blog does not refer to a holiday nightmare but to that rare thing from the English courts.a decision NOT to lift the


Ryanair loses appeal against divestment of Aer Lingus shareholding
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2014

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has dismissed an appeal by Ryanair against last year’s decision by the UK Competition Commission (UKCC


A Greek tragedy, Act II: ACG v Olympic airlines Court of Appeal upholds conclusive Certificate of Acceptance
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2013

Almost a year ago, we reported on the decision of the High Court in ACG Acquisition XX LLC v Olympic Airlines (in special liquidation) 2012


Alpstream v PK Airfinance: lessons for financiers and lessors
  • Vedder Price PC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2013

A recent High Court decision highlights the duties of financiers in the context of aircraft repossessions and the associated power of sale in default scenarios, while also raising questions about the level of intention required on the part of a defendant in unlawful means torts


Alpstream AG and Others v (1) PK Airfinance SARL (PK), and (2) GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) 2013 EWHC 2370 (Comm)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2013

When exercising the power of sale under a mortgage, a mortgagee has a duty to obtain the "best price reasonably obtainable" for the sale of the


UK airport held to have abused its dominant position with exclusive concessions agreement
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2014

On 28 January, the UK High Court ruled that London Luton Airport Operations Limited (the "Airport") was in a dominant position with regard to its


Case update: Scott Hoyle v Julia Mary Rogers, Jade Nicola Rogers v Secretary of State for Transport, International Air Transport Association 2014 EWCA Civ 257
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 7 2014

This case arose from a fatal air crash that occurred on 15 May 2011. Orlando Rogers was a passenger in a vintage 1940 Tiger Moth propeller bi-plane


Ryanair may have to reduce stake in Aer Lingus
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 2 2013

The UK Competition Commission recently concluded that Ryanair's 29.82 stake in Aer Lingus gives it the ability to influence the commercial policy


Mergers and alliances
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • European Union, India, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 13 2013

The filing of an anti-trust suit by the US Department of Justice back in August to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways on grounds